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The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1910-12

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The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1910-12




LibriVox recording of South Pole, by Roald Amundsen.

In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs) Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole and they returned. In Amundsen's own words: "Victory awaits him who has everything in order -- luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck." Short accounts by other members of the party are appended.
(Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)

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